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The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has passed VISIONS OF ECSTASY at 18 without cuts


VISIONS OF ECSTASY is a 19 minute short film, featuring a sequence in which a figure representing St Teresa of Avila interacts sexually with a figure representing the crucified Christ. When the film was originally submitted to the BBFC in 1989, for video classification only, the Board refused to...

BT Vision joins BBFC's online film labelling service


From January 2012, BT Vision subscribers will see the same classification symbols and content information next to films as those the BBFC provides for cinema releases and DVDs. A BT Vision and BBFC co-branded electronic black card, similar to those UK cinemagoers see before theatrical releases,...

The British Board of Film Classification revive 100 years of Theatrical Black Cards to mark their centenary year


Beginning in January cinema-goers across the UK will see updated versions of the vintage Black Cards ahead of all 2012 theatrical releases. The six retro designs based on those used in 1913, the 1940s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and the present day will be released as a series with each design appearing...

TalkTalk joins BBFC's online film labelling service


TalkTalk will launch YouView in Spring 2012, and subscribers viewing film content will see the same classification symbols and content information as those the BBFC provides for cinema releases and DVDs. The BBFC's information will make it easier for consumers to make informed decisions about the...

BBFC App lets parents 'call the shots' on Christmas holiday films for children


 This Christmas entertainment retailers expect to sell at least 32.2m* videos on Blu-ray and DVD destined to be given as presents, reflecting a surge in new film content being introduced to households.

The BBFC gives Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 3 an '18' classification


The BBFC is aware that some comparison has been drawn between the action in the game and terrorist attacks on the London Underground in July 2005. However, a full examination of the game makes clear that the storyline is far removed from these real events.

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has rejected the DVD THE BUNNY GAME


The film follows a female prostitute who hitches a lift with a truck driver. The truck driver kidnaps the woman, restrains and forcibly strips her, and proceeds to physically and sexually abuse and humiliate her. The abuse of the kidnapped woman takes up the greater part of the film. The Board's...

UK media regulators launch parents' website


UK media regulators joined forces today to launch ParentPort, a new website aimed at helping parents make their views heard on issues relating to inappropriate programmes, adverts, products and services. ParentPort ( has been set up to make it easier for parents to complain...

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has awarded an '18' classification to a cut version of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II (FULL SEQUENCE), following 32 cuts.


The DVD of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II (FULL SEQUENCE) has been passed with an '18' classification following 32 cuts made across 8 separate sequences. The cuts total 2 minutes 37 seconds and address all the concerns raised when the Board refused a classification on 6 June 2011, including those relating...

BBFC App now available on Android


The BBFC free App is now available on Android devices. The App lets users check the latest film and DVD classification decisions from the BBFC. A useful tool for parents and guardians, the App gives instant access to the classification, running time and detailed information about why a film or DVD...